Smitty Teaching Fellows: Academic Support and Mentoring for 1L Students
The Smithmoore P. Myers Teaching Fellows Program (“Smitty Teaching Fellows Program”) was founded in 2017. Through that program, interested 2L/3L students apply to become Smitty Teaching Fellows and those selected are paired with a group of incoming 1L students to provide academic support and mentoring as the 1L students adjust to their first year of law school. The Smitty Teaching Fellows Program is named after Smithmoore P. “Smitty” Myers (Class of 1939), the beloved, two-time Dean of Gonzaga University School of Law, who passed away in 2015 at the age of 101. Smitty embodied the very best of what it means to be a Gonzaga Lawyer: humble, generous in his service to others, and an exceptional attorney who made a truly defining contribution to the life and character of Gonzaga Law. The Spokane County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award is also named in Smitty’s honor.